First, Hank I love your reviews, as I pretty much watch all the same shows. But I will jump in and say that I will agree to disagree with you about Noma. I don't recall any inconsistencies with Noma's loyalties since the beginning of the war. Michael put her on "Alex" duty so to speak, because he thought that he would accidentally kill himself. He explained it to Alex after he found out about Noma, and called him a reckless mess. But Noma and Alex were hooking up, prior to Claire, and she just broke it off w/no explanation. They talked about it at some point, and she said that they had been found out, and she did not want to destroy his career. I have always said that Michael told her to stop hooking up with him. Michael sending her to Gabriel for that horrendous plan last season, makes more sense now, as she was supposed to fake her loyalty, but he didn't fall for it. Anyway, this season she has not wavered, until she lost her wings. I was afraid that the minute she saw the shadow of The Prophet, that Lucifer was going to get to her. Fallen angel, lost wings? She even told Alex that there was something wrong, and to leave her as she wasn't healing, but dying. She was in love with Alex, and maybe that was the only reason for remaining loyal to Michael. But I didn't grasp how big her loss was until the amphorae. The "how will I go back to heaven w/out wings" line, was heartbreaking. We also have Michael basically telling her that she had honor, which would make up for losing Alex and her wings. But that would not have made me feel any better either. So, I will concede that if Alex had told her that he was in love with her at that point, she wouldn't have done it, so maybe the loyalty was only to Alex. But the deal must have been made when The Prophet took Michael from his body, because that was the only point of contact, and it was when her back began to hurt. I have been in a convo on twitter all about this, but I want to know why she betrayed Michael 25 years ago. He said that she was first in his heart, so she was his second, and thus a huge betrayal. This is why we need a Season 3, we need answers! I didn't mean to write a book about Noma. But I will agree that the cliffhanger was too much, as it would have been fine to end the season w/seeing that gross Lucifer in the water. It would be a decent end if there is no renewal. Believe me, I'm still upset over the end of TSCC, and this wasn't as frustrating, but a bit more closure would have been nice.
Thanks! I'm glad that you explained the possession thing to me; it was very confusing. It would be great to have Michael and Gabriel fighting a common enemy with Noma and Alex again. 100% agree William is the Anti Chosen One, he did worship Gabriel, so being sucked in my Lucifer is not a stretch. He knows Alex is the real Chosen One, so the myriad of possibilities surrounding his intentions are exciting.
I am still not a fan of the Vega storyline, as Claire is still the weakest link on the show. I saw Vaun on Afterbuzz, and he had said that she was the most difficult character to make costumes for, and I think it applies to her character as well. She would be better served becoming more like Arika, which doesn't mean she becomes as ruthless, but a pragmatist like her father. She is creating a new social structure, and Arika is planning on taking the city, so she will need Claire to keep the people on her side. Arika would never be her David, and making her Arika's puppet would do irreparable damage to her character. So go Team Claire/Arika! Reisen remains the stronger personality and he is fooling Gabriel. He loves Claire, just as much as Clementine, so he has something to live for, and Gabriel is still possessed which means one of his great strengths, strategic thinking, is a bit weak at the moment. Reisen's no fool, he defeated Gabriel, and we saw how he took the real Reisen's identity and became a great General. I believe he will use that 8 Ball army, meet up w/Arika's which is clearly on its way, (which is why she knows that she will not die), take Vega w/her, and Arika could rule w/Claire. There are so many ways it could go, but if Alex is still there, he could evict the angel from him, and then he would die. Alex and Claire are over, as he is definitely with Noma and his place is with her and Michael. It's why that nonsense with Gates was unnecessary because Alex isn't so petty anymore. He understands the bigger picture, and I am pretty sure the season will end w/our favorite threesome in Mallory and there are too many predictions for what would happen there. I fear for Noma, and I pray her wings are growing back and that Lucifer is not taking her soul because she no longer has them. As for William? I am not sure Lucifer can take a body, but he sure as hell can make him The Chosen One. Remember no one knows about Alex, and he is already gaining power w/the people, as he is just like his father. i.e.. charismatic and manipulative. I think that we are done w/New Delphi, and perhaps even Julian, until Season 3. I am not sure what will happen between Gabriel and Michael, but if their big brother's back, it's up for grabs. Sadly, if Arika, William and David don't become huge players in Vega, it may loose my interest entirely, as our favorite trio will be leaving there before the end of the season. They, along w/Gabriel and Julian, are one of the reasons S2 has been so amazing. It's so exciting that there are so many directions this could go, but my big prediction is that Vega is ground zero for a major game changer, and as I said earlier, we will end up Mallory.
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